PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -Following a day off, the University of Pennsylvania baseball team fell 4-2 to Georgetown on Friday afternoon. Penn tied the game in the fourth, but allowed a run in the sixth and seventh in their fourth loss of the year.
GEORGETOWN GOES DOWNTOWN:Scoreless in the third inning, Georgetown's Ryan Weisenburg led off with a home run to left to break the tie. Two batters later, Michael Derenzi tripled and later scored on a ground out to make it 2-0.
PENN PULLS EVEN:Trailing by the same score in the fourth, Penn scored twice to tie the game. Matt O'Neill reached on an error to start the frame and came around to score on an RBI double by Ryan Mincher to deep left field. Mincher scored three batters later on an single from Andrew Murnane. Murnane hit a liner into left that allowed Mincher to walk home.
HOYAS GRAB THE LEAD FOR GOOD:Georgetown scored a run in the sixth and seventh to take a 4-2 lead that Penn would not be able to recover from. In the sixth, Jake Kuzbel led off with a single and advanced to second on a tough balk call. After a wild pitch moved him to third, Joseph Bialkowski knocked the run in with a chopper to second that was mishandled.
In the seventh, a leadoff walk turned into a run when Derenzi smashed a ball to right field that again was mishandled and allowed a run to score to make it 4-2.
QUAKER NOTES:Matt Tola collected three hits in his first three at-bats, including a pair of doubles... Gary Tesch was the only other Quaker with a multi-hit game... Tesch went 2-for-5 with singles in his first two at-bats... For the second time in only six games, Penn outhit its opponents in a loss.
UP NEXT:The Quakers will send Mike Reitcheck to the mound on Saturday for game two of three against Georgetown at 3 p.m.